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HB1 approved by House; SBHCs face cuts.

The Board of Directors at the Louisiana School-Based Health Alliance is dedicated to the sustainability of school-based health centers across our state.  During this Legislative session, LASBHA remains committed to provide our followers with the latest information about Louisiana SBHCs.  Our Strategic Legislative Director, Cindy Bishop, (cindy.bishop@checkmate-strategies.com) has been present and actively monitoring the ongoing session. 

As of today, House Bill 1, was passed with the House of Representatives.  This bill proposes cuts of over $90 million dollars which ultimately has an effect on the sustainability of school based health centers.  The Louisiana Department of Health released the following statement “The elimination of the DSH LINCCA contracts would have an impact on contracts and services such as: the school-based health program in OPH,”.

We are encouraging everyone to please contact their State Senator and let them know that reducing funding to School-Based Health is not an option.  We are including two attachments for reference.  One is the official statement from LDH and the other is an updated fact sheet that we at LASBHA had prepared to beautifully summarize all the outstanding benefits of SBHCs.

Please spread this message and encourage all your co-workers, friends, and family to call their Senator and demand school-based health centers be protected!

Thank you,

Tabitha J. Washington
, MHA
LASBHA President

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April 2, 2018: Sue Catchings speaks at Baton Rouge Press Club on Louisiana School-Based Health Centers Facing Potential Budget Cuts:

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